Walking The Dog*

Do a bit better today at Spin.  Here is graph:

Manage to push self harder and to drive up heart rate.

Here is Spin outfit:

Then walk Gandalf.  Love him so much.  Kiss him on the top of his head.  We have a lovely walk in the woods.  Here we are:

A couple of Mum’s chums come for lunch so I chat to them for a bit and then do my Body Scan Meditation and sleep.

It’s 5.07pm.  Am watching Heather Watson’s match with Caroline Wozniacki recorded earlier.  Heather has just dropped her serve. Come on Heather!  The panther sprawls across the sofa, resting his heavy head in my lap.  Stroking the back of his neck, I try to concentrate on the tennis.

The attached photo is with Gandalf earlier today.

Happy Friday everyone!
*2016.  By Elizabeth Swados.  Crime novel about a released criminal who becomes a dog walker.

Into The Net*

It is tough at training today.  Have to drop some of my weights down as am just starting to use arms and chest again after operation.  Get through quite a lot of sets of weights so think trainer is pleased with me.

Catch train back to parentals and have lunch with Dad.

Do Body Scan Meditation and sleep and now am watching the tennis in Eastbourne with Dad and the panther.  Am under my furry blanket on the sofa.  The panther lies next to me, resting his chin on the arm of the sofa.  His haunches press against me.  His amber eyes follow the ball as it bounces on the grass.

Wozniacki is playing Halep.  Have just put the fluffy monster out in the garden.  He was sleeping in the playroom but he needs some time outside: we’ll be catching him in soon enough.

Mum is out for the day so am looking after Dad and the fluffy monster on my own.

The attached photo is today’s gym outfit.

Am going to do some knitting in front of the tennis and drink lemon squash.

Happy Thursday everyone!
*1935.  By Leila S Mackinlay.  Tennis novel.

Set To Kill*

A couple of photos with The Master from Spin this morning:

Yet again, am not on top form.  Here is graph:

My chum gives me a lift home and reassures me that the important thing is Turning Up but it is dispiriting not to be on good form.  Anyway: KBO.

Have been sleeping and now am on the sofa with the panther watching the tennis from Eastbourne.  Am under my furry blanket as it is cold today.  The tennis has just gone to a rain break.  The panther rests his heavy head in my lap.  Stroking the soft back of his neck, I watch an interview between Sue Barker and Andy Murray that have already seen.  The Wimbledon build-up has begun…

Mum has returned from Bridge so am going to talk to her for a bit now.

The attached photo is today’s Spin outfit.

Happy Wednesday everyone!
*1992.  By Arthur Marx.  Tennis crime novel.

Heir Of The Dog*

Have a lovely walk with Dolly and now am on the train back to the parentals.  The panther lies on the floor at my feet, his head resting on his paws.  His eyes are closed and every so often he twitches an ear or the tip of his tail in his sleep.

Here are a couple more pictures with Dolly:

It rains at the start of our walk but it’s just a shower and we keep going.  I love that big fluffy girl.

Am scribbling this in haste on the train as the wifi has gone down at the parentals.

Happy Tuesday everyone!
*2009.  By Judi McCoy.  Book 2 in the Dog Walker Mystery series.

The Blue Geranium*

It’s 5.16pm.  Am sitting up in bed at the flat.  Have achieved Body Scan Meditation and a rest, although can’t sleep.  It’s a hot sunny day.

The flat is clean and tidy: cleaner has been so that’s good.

My geraniums are flowering:

So are my “Joseph’s Coat” spirea:

The panther lies next to me on the bed, stretched out alongside me.  He rests his head on my shoulder.  His breath smells of rotting meat.  His head feels very heavy.

Need to:

  1. Unload dishwasher.
  2. Put clothes away that are hanging on airer.
  3. Make supper.

Don’t need to have bath as did that this morning.

Don’t perform too badly at Spin today.  Here is graph:

At least there is some yellow in there.  Anyway: the important thing is to be at Spin and to do my best.  Am not performing at full strength at the moment and that’s just the way it is.  Mustn’t let it upset me.  Must just be pleased with self for pushing on despite Not Feeling Good.

The attached photo is today’s Spin outfit.

Happy Monday everyone!
*1932.  By Agatha Christie.  Short story that appears in the Miss Marple collection The Thirteen Problems.

The World Keeps Going Round*

Manage to work harder at Spin today, despite the panther’s presence.  Here is graph:

There is some yellow, which is a definite improvement on recent sessions.

Sit outside at lunchtime and take some photos of Mum’s petunias:

The garden looks wonderful at the moment and it cheers me up to see it.

Do my Body Scan Meditation and sleep and wake up at 3.30pm.  The panther is lying next to me, resting his head on my chest.  Sitting up, I push him away.  Am drinking lemon squash and fizzy water as am feeling sick again.  Don’t know why: surely can’t be dehydrated as am always drinking water.

Waiting for the parentals to return from their lunch party and then we can watch the tennis together.

The attached photo is today’s Spin outfit.

Happy Sunday everyone!
*1965.  Song by The Kinks.  Written and produced by Ray Davies.  From the album The Kink Kontroversy.

You Shouldn’t Be Sad*

Do not perform well today at Spin.  Graph does not seem available to show you.  Remind self that the important thing is that am there, making the effort and turning up.  Push myself as hard as I can, and that’s all I can do at the moment.  Strength and speed will return: the important thing is to keep going.  KBO!

Have a bath when return from Spin so am clean.  Have lunch with Dad, then do Body Scan Meditation and sleep for hours.  Have just woken up at 4.17pm.  

The panther is lying next to me as I sit up in bed.  He rests his head in my lap and I stroke his soft head.  Am sipping some water, hoping to recover a bit.

Am going to post this and then crawl through to the living room to watch some tennis.

The attached photo is today’s Spin outfit.

Happy Saturday everyone!
*1965.  Song by The Kinks.  Written and produced by Ray Davies.  From the album Kinda Kinks.

Dog Collar Crime*

Push self hard at Spin and manage to do a bit better than in recent sessions.  Show you:

Despite the panther lying on the floor in front of my bike, get my heart rate up into the yellow zone a fair bit.  So that is good.

Walk Gandalf.  Here we are:

The panther stalks along with us, sticking close to me.  Love my Gandalf though and he cheers me up.  The panther can’t stop me enjoying my walk with my gorgeous canine chum.  Look how beautiful he is.

Do my Body Scan Meditation and have been sleeping.  Am going to see if can find some tennis to watch.

The attached photo is today’s Spin outfit.

Happy Friday everyone!
*2013.  By Adrienne Giordano.  A Lucie Rizzo mystery, book 1.

Game Set Danger*

“You’re not going to stop me enjoying this,” I say to the panther.  We’re at Queens to watch the tennis.  “I’ve been looking forward to this all year and…”

“I can stop you enjoying it,” the panther says, rubbing his head against my leg.  All around us people are drinking: champagne, Pimms, wine.  This is my first Non-Drinking Summer.

“Look, I’m going to watch the tennis,” I say to the panther.  “I’m going to enjoy it and…”

“Your shoulder hurts,” the panther says.  “And you look fat in that dress and…”

“It doesn’t matter,” I say.  “I’m just going to focus on the tennis.”

Happy Thursday everyone!
*1983.  By Anna Clarke.  Tennis crime novel.

Morning Glory*

Am watching Dimitrov versus Benneteau at Queens.  It’s very hot at the parental home but there is a fan on the table, so that’s good.  The panther sprawls across the sofa next to me, resting his head on the sofa arm.  He watches the screen, his amber eyes wide.  I think he likes the motion of the tennis ball.

For the first time since my operation, am able to do some arm and chest weights with my trainer, so that’s good.

“Put the morning glory in your blog,” Mum says, so here it is:

Not sure where that fluffy monster is.  It’s very hot out there so he’s probably asleep under a bush somewhere.  Love my fluffy so much.

Have been sleeping this afternoon.  Am very tired at the moment.

The attached photo is today’s gym outfit.

Happy Wednesday everyone!
*1989.  By LaVyrle Spencer.  Historical romance novel.